2019 Ballarat Cup Betting Update: Dr Drill Firming Favourite

November 23, 2019

2019 Ballarat Cup Betting Update: Dr Drill Firming Favourite

The rails-drawn Dr Drill remains the punters’ pick in Ballarat Cup 2019 betting for this afternoon’s feature race in country Victoria.

Dr Drill. Photo: Steve Hart.

Dr Drill leads 2019 Ballarat Cup betting this afternoon. Photo: Steve Hart.

Due to run as Race 8 at 4:40pm local time, this year’s Listed $500,000 Ballarat Cup (2000m) is set to run at capacity with Barry Brook’s fourth emergency Meli Melo (3) coming in for the scratched Chris Waller-trained The Lord Mayor.

Heading the latest Ballarat Cup odds on the half-a-million-dollar clash through Ladbrokes.com.au, the in-from Dansili gelding Dr Drill chases a third win on the trot.

Firming in from $4.20 to $3.30 to continue his winning streak, the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained five-year-old was last seen winning the Listed Cranbourne Cup (2020m) by nearly two lengths in mid-October.

Kept fresh since, Dr Drill goes up three kilos to 56kg in the Ballarat Cup field but has Melbourne Cup winning hoop Craig Williams aboard again in what could be another easy kill.

There are currently three other single-figure chances in the Ballarat Cup markets including the 60.5kg topweight Fifty Stars ($5.50) for Lindsay Park.

Drawn gate four, the Irish-bred Sea The Stars entire has been in top form over the spring in Melbourne.

Two back he ran a devastatingly close second behind Fierce Impact in the Group 1 Kennedy Cantala (1600m) before returning a week later to place fifth, three lengths off Magic Wand in Flemington’s Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m).

The Ballarat Cup looks a much easier assignment for the high-performer, but the weight will be the question for Fifty Stars here.

Double You Tee ($8) and Japanese raider Suzuka Devious ($8.50) are considered the dangers.

Patrick Payne’s ultra-consistent Written Tycoon five-year-old Double You Tee won four on the trot before his last start second in the Kyneton Cup (2000m) on November 6.

The gelding comes back from 57kg that run to 54kg at Ballarat and has Billy Egan riding once again.

Suzuka Devious is higher up the weights with the second heaviest allocation of 59kg, the veteran nine-year-old third-up in Australia and chasing a top three finish down under on the back of a Caulfield Stakes eighth and Mackinnon Stakes seventh.

At slightly longer Ballarat Cup odds are the likes of the Michael Moroney-trained Bendigo Cup third placegetter last start Hang Man ($10) and the defending champion Kiwia ($14).

Archie Alexander’s local Reset six-year-old Kiwia is two-from-two at the Ballarat track – including taking out the race in 2018 when prepared by Darren Weir – and is looking to improve on a lead-up sixth in the Listed Cup Day Plate (1800m) at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November.

Click here for the latest Ballarat Cup 2019 odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Sandown Guineas 2020 Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field & Odds Update: Avilius Firming Favourite

Despite a last start failure in the Melbourne Cup the Godolphin-raced Avilius...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oli...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oliver Rides Sixth Winner on Personal

Jockey Damien Oliver celebrated his sixth success in the 162nd running of the...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020:...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020: Personal Wins The Oaks

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day continues the racing action of the Melbourne Cup...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Fleming...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

Day 3 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Flemington Racecourse...

Horse Racing Today

2021 Doncaster Mile Odds Firm ...

Tancred Stakes 2021 Results Se...

Tancred Stakes 2021 Results See Sir Dragonet Firm in Queen Elizabeth Odds

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Sir Dragonet was excellent on the...

2021 Vinery Stud Stakes Result...

2021 Vinery Stud Stakes Results: Hungry Heart Runs Down Harmony Rose

Master trainer Chris Waller is now giving serious consideration to the Group 1...

Emancipation Stakes 2021 Resul...

Emancipation Stakes 2021 Results: Coolmore Legacy Next For Nimalee

The Coolmore Legacy Stakes at Randwick is the next-up option for Matthew...

Australian Derby Odds Firm on ...

Australian Derby Odds Firm on 2021 Tulloch Stakes Winner Yaletown

Sydney’s leading lady of racing Gai Waterhouse is in with a chance to win her...

Race Results

2021 Doncaster Mile Odds Firm on Prelude Winner Yao Dash

Tancred Stakes 2021 Results See Sir Dragonet Firm in Queen Elizabeth Odds

2021 Vinery Stud Stakes Results: Hungry Heart Runs Down Harmony Rose

Emancipation Stakes 2021 Results: Coolmore Legacy Next For Nimalee

Australian Derby Odds Firm on 2021 Tulloch Stakes Winner Yaletown

Race Previews

Doncaster Mile 2021 Odds Update: Punters Stick with Mugatoo

Western Empire Dominates 2021 WATC Derby Field & Betting

Anamoe Slips To Top of 2021 Inglis Sires’ Field & Odds

Montefilia Takes on Boys in 2021 Australian Derby Field & Betting

2021 TJ Smith Stakes Field & Odds: Nature Strip Tipped to Reign Again

Fields & Form

Western Empire Dominates 2021 WATC Derby Field & Betting

Anamoe Slips To Top of 2021 Inglis Sires’ Field & Odds

Montefilia Takes on Boys in 2021 Australian Derby Field & Betting

2021 TJ Smith Stakes Field & Odds: Nature Strip Tipped to Reign Again

Mugatoo Heads 2021 Doncaster Mile Field & Betting Odds